Camels 4th after two rounds of SunTrust Gator Invite

Anna Svanka
(Matt Stamey photo)
Anna Svanka (Matt Stamey photo)

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GAINESVILLE, FLA. – In a field that includes four top-50 ranked teams, Campbell stands fourth after 36 holes Saturday of the SunTrust Gator Invitational at Mark Bostick Golf Course.

Annelie Sjoholm and Anna Svanka are tied for 12th individually and the No.-54 Camels (295-284—589) trail only sixth-ranked Florida (285-280—565), 11th-ranked Duke (289-283—572) and No.-25 UCF (295-284—579) heading into Sunday's final round.

Sjoholm (70-76—146) was the first round leader at even-par, while Svanka (76-70—146) matched her score Saturday afternoon.

Only two golfers in the 78-player event finished 36 holes in red numbers. Leona Maguire of Duke, the nation's top-ranked individual, is 2-under (71-67—138) and holds a one-stroke edge over Maria Torres of host Florida (71-68—139) with 18 holes to play.

Campbell's Ayelen Irizar is tied for 30th (77-73—150), while Nadine White is tied for 38th (72-79—151) and Desiree Andersson tied for 47th (75-77—152). 

The 54-hole event concludes with Sunday's 9:15 a.m. shotgun start on the par-70, 6002-yard Mark Bostic layout.

SunTrust Gator Invitational
Mark Bostick Golf Course / Gainesville, Fla.
Mar. 11-12, 2017 / Par 70, 6002 Yards

First Day Team Results: 1. Florida 285-280—565, 2. Duke 289-283—572, 3. UCF 295-284—579, 4. Campbell 295-284—589, 5. Maryland 297-293—590, 6. Florida International 299-296—595, 7. Clemson 304-293—597, 8. Virginia Tech 295-304—599, 9. South Florida 307-294—601, 10. Troy 303-302—605, 11. Kansas 309-299—608, 12. Wisconsin 307-302—609, 13. Mercer 303-309—612.

First Day Individual Leaders: 1. Leona Maguire (Duke) 71-67—138, 2. Maria Torres (Florida) 71-68—139, 3. Taylor Tomlinson (Florida) 71-70—141, T4. Maria Balcazar (UCF) 72-70—142, T4. Marta Perez SanMartin 72-70—142, T4. Gurbani Singh (Duke) 73-69—142.

Campbell Individuals: T12. Annelie Sjoholm 70-76—146, T12. Anna Svanka 70-76—146, T30. Ayelen Irizar 77-73—150, T38. Nadine White 72-79—151, T47. Desiree Andersson 75-77—152.